NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute have sequenced the genome of the mosquito that carries viruses that cause yellow fever and dengue fever, the Venter Institute said yesterday.
 
The JCVI said the mosquito, Aedes aegypti, transmits viruses that cause half a million cases of dengue fever and 30,000 deaths from yellow fever each year. The institute said the sequence is yielding information that could be used to help eradicate the diseases.
 

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